28 April, 2014

Approaching Lima

On Thursday, Island Girl flew north from Nazca for another 287 km (178.4 miles). She appears to be following the foothills route through the Peruvian desert instead of the coast.

She ended her flight near the Asia District SE of Lima. This region is full of bird life, especially columbiformes (pigeons and doves) and is also a well known peregrine trapping area.

Island Girl roosted inland among the foothills of the Andes at 3,734'elevation. She chose a typical dry, rocky ridge located 18 km (11.7 miles) inland.

Did she hunt over the agricultural areas and afterwards fly upwards into the mountains to sleep in safety and seclusion?

We can't know for certain but I do find it interesting that she seems to avoid human habitation in her selection of roosting sites.

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